Athletics Vs Tigers: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – April 17, 2021

Written By PlayPicks Staff on April 17, 2021

The Oakland Athletics (7-7) roll into Saturday’s matchup with the Detroit Tigers (6-8) looking to extend a six-game winning streak. The contest starts at 4:07 PM ET with the Athletics listed as -148 favorites on the moneyline. Cole Irvin starts for Oakland while Detroit will counter with Casey Mize.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 17, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to place a bet at DraftKings.

Athletics vs Tigers Betting Lines

Athletics Betting Insights

  • The Athletics have been favorites in seven games this season and won four (57.1%) of those contests.
  • Oakland has played as a favorite of -148 or more twice this season and won both games.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 57.3% chance of a victory for the Athletics.
  • In their last 10 games with a total, the Athletics and their opponents have failed to hit the over five times.

Athletics Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 7-3
Runs Per Game 5.0
HR 14
ERA 4.30
K/9 8.3

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Tigers Betting Insights

  • The Tigers have won in six, or 42.9%, of the 14 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year.
  • This season, Detroit has come away with a win six times in 13 chances when named as an underdog of at least +125 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Tigers have a 42.7% chance of walking away with the win.
  • In their previous 10 games with a total, the Tigers and their opponents have combined to clear the over/under on four occasions.

Tigers Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 4-6
Runs Per Game 3.6
HR 14
ERA 4.50
K/9 8.7

Tigers Probable Pitcher – Casey Mize

  • Mize (1-0) makes the start for the Tigers, his third of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Tuesday against the Astros, when he tossed seven scoreless innings while giving up four hits.
  • Mize has put up one start this year where he pitched five or more innings.
  • The Tigers were the underdog on the moneyline for two Mize starts this season — they won both.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 17, 2021 at 2:11 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Athletics Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 7-7
Home 3-6
Road 4-1
vs LHP (Starters) 2-1
vs RHP (Starters) 5-6
Day Games 0-0
Night Games 7-7

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Athletics Probable Pitcher – Cole Irvin

  • The Athletics will send Irvin to the mound for his third start of the season.
  • The left-hander last pitched on Friday, April 9, when he threw 5 1/3 innings against the Astros, giving up four earned runs.
  • He has yet to start a game this season when his team was the moneyline favorite.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 17, 2021 at 2:11 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Tigers Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 6-8
Home 3-3
Road 3-5
vs LHP (Starters) 1-2
vs RHP (Starters) 5-6
Day Games 0-0
Night Games 6-8

Athletics Hitting Stats

  • The Athletics are 15th in baseball with 15 home runs. They average 1.1 per game.
  • The Athletics have won each of the four games this season when they hit two or more home runs.
  • Oakland has collected 14 home runs over the last 10 games.
  • The Athletics are on a six-game winning streak entering this matchup. During that streak the team is scoring 6.7 runs per game against the 3.2 per game it has allowed.
  • Jed Lowrie is batting .360 with 12 RBI, both of which are best among Oakland hitters this season.
  • Mark Canha is batting .259 with an OBP of .394 and a slugging percentage of .444 this season.

Tigers Hitting Stats

  • The Tigers rank second in Major League Baseball with 20 home runs.
  • In eight games on the road this season, they’ve hit 13 homers, an average of 1.6 per contest.
  • Detroit has 14 homers over its last 10 games.
  • Jeimer Candelario paces the Tigers with a team-high batting average of .296.
  • Akil Baddoo has capitalized on opportunities as he leads his team with 11 runs batted in.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick: Tigers (+125)

Over/Under Pick: Over (9)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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